Darius, the narrator, is a talented writer and lives with his alcoholic mother who is struggling to keep her family together. Twig is a runner who has an infectious smile. Both have to survive and are desperately trying to leave Harlem unscathed. A college scholarship is their only way out.
There is violence and realistic graphic language that adds to this gritty realistic novel. One thing for sure: you won't forget Darius & Twig.